Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lloyd Banks picks his: Top 5 dead or alive (producers)

The G-Unit emcee names both legends
and newer faces on the scene as his favorites


Lloyd Banks recorded a video blog for XXL
where he let fans know who is
favorite producers of all-time were.
To little surprise Dr. Dre topped that list,
but not just because Banks
has had the honor of working with him.



"I definitely gotta start with Dr. Dre.
His beats have been influential,
you can't even put an amount,
probably one of the first vinyls I had,
including my homeboys,
with the instrumental CD...or vinyl.

Was The Chronic 2001 album, so that was crazy.
Just to be able to rap over all those [instrumentals].
I would carry that around because
I loved the production so much
I would do more than one rap to each.
Like part one, part two to 'Still D.R.E.'
and things like that.
So Dre, most definitely one of the best."



After a long pause,
Banks figured out the rest of the list.
"I definitely gotta say Swizz Beatz.
I gotta put him up there,
he's done countless hits over
and over again so definitely Swizz Beatz.



I enjoy Kanye West,
what he's brought to the game,
his production is crazy."



The Queens rapper also picked a former labelmate and collaborator.
"Havoc from Mobb Deep is definitely one of my personal favorites.
I just feel the sound he captures, ah man,
it just brings me back to when I first got into rap...DJ Premier,
DJ Premier brings me back to that 1990's
feel so I definitely gotta put him
in there and there's a lot more producers,
but I haven't worked with y'all
so y'all don't get a shout-out 'til I do."

VIA
HipHopDX



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